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Throwback Thursday: horses of yesteryear in Ballard

Posted by Theresa Madison on December 31st, 2015

This week, we’re looking at horses of Ballard’s past. Enjoy!


Ballard Lumber shed with eight horses in harnesses posed with men in front of lumber stack. Location unknown. Road appears to be wood plank with possible rail tracks. Utility poles and wires central in background, slant-roof shed at left.


Black and white negative of Ballard Police on horseback on dirt street with Victorian style homes in background. Police in formal uniform with hats.

Black and white negative of Peterson Plumbing & Heating float (horse drawn carriage with toilet and tub), taken at May 17th Parade. Flags and bunting decorate float. Two men in suits and hats visible.

Black and white negative of Royal Dairy Wagon. Dirt street in foreground with carriage, milkman, and horses. Modern note on back of print: “32nd & 64th NW, Ballard, (Across from Food Town)”

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1 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Ballard Boy // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The horses have been replaced with German luxury cars and street addicts. Progress!

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